The number of deaths registered in England and Wales for week six of 2021 was 27% higher than expected, down from 52% higher than expected in week five of the new year.
UK GDP was 1.2% higher in December 2020 as eased lockdown restrictions for the month helped to bring total growth for the fourth quarter of the year to 1% overall, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.
Excess deaths across the UK are continuing to rise as the coronavirus pandemic persists, analysis from the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) shows.
Defined contribution (DC) contributions were scaled back by 11% in the second quarter of 2020 as the impact of the pandemic set in, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
England and Wales have seen a fourth successive week of increasing excess death figures as the countries battle through the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
All-cause mortality remains higher than levels observed last year with the number of weekly deaths related to Covid-19 surpassing 1,000.
The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) has labelled statistics which show two months of deaths below 2019 levels as “modest”, warning of high excess figures.
Pension providers need to look for more innovative ways to improve engagement with their employees, according to Aegon.
There were 7% less deaths registered in week 26 of 2020 than if death rates had been the same as week 26 in 2019, according to the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI).
The Continuous Mortality Investigation’s (CMI) mortality monitor has recorded a lower number of week-on-week deaths comparative to 2019 for the first since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the UK.
Close to £10bn was transferred out of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the last quarter of 2019, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Nigel Sillis looks at how UK pension schemes could fare in a market environment with negative yields and interest rates.
The number of people turning 55 and becoming eligible to use the pension freedoms will hit a peak of 941,000 this year, according to Aegon.
Covid-19 has presented the ONS with significant problems calculating inflation during lockdown. Latest Institute for Fiscal Studies research examines the challenges faced.
With wider funding challenges and the need to play for the long-term, any change to inflation indexation must be swift and firm, says Sir Steve Webb.
Private pension wealth has grown to £6.1trn in the last decade up from £3.6trn, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows.
British people born between 2016 and 2018 are expected to live up to 4.2 weeks longer than those born in the 2015-17 period, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Membership of occupational pension scheme membership has risen to a record high of 45.6 million people as of the end of last year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Nearly four in five UK employees are now members of an occupational pension scheme, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data reveals.
The UK Statistics Authority's (UKSA) "refusal" to fix a long-standing error in the retail prices index (RPI) is "untenable" and demonstrates a need to commit to one measure of inflation.
Females can expect to live a greater number of years in poor health than males, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for 2015 to 2017.
Occupational pension scheme membership hit a record high in 2017, with more than 41.1 million people saving through the workplace, latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data reveals.
UK inflation has risen for the first time since November to 2.5% in July, up from 2.4% in June, thanks to rising fuel costs and the price of computer games.
Some 36% of employees do not know that they have been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed.